Ruark Audio R2 Mk4 (Espresso)

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Ruark Audio R2 Mk4 (Espresso)

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”A premium radio with all the bells and whistles of a full system.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2023 Product of the Year.

Superb, stereo sound

Who better than audio experts, Ruark, to bring you top quality, stereo sound. With Ruark’s own NS+ stereo speakers, you hear the music exactly as it was intended. The tuned, bass reflex cabinet gives the Ruark R2 MK4 a low distortion and a rich, powerful sound. Audio grade components are used throughout, with the 18 watt amplifier easily filling larger rooms with smooth, full-bodied sound.

Stream your favourite music
Connect up to your Broadband connection via wi-fi or Ethernet and stream all the music you want. Compatible with popular services such as Spotify Connect (with Premium account), Amazon Music and Deezer, the R2 gives you access to a near limitless range of music. If you enjoy listening to radio and podcasts from around the world, Internet radio services, including catch-up services are also on hand.

SmartRadio Tuner
As well as Internet radio, the R2 Mk4 is equipped with a DAB/FM tuner. DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) gives access to the widest range of stations, in crisp and clear digital sound quality. In case your favourite stations aren't available in DAB, this Ruark radio is also equipped with an FM tuner.

Wireless Bluetooth connection
For quick and easy connectivity, the R2 also features Bluetooth V5.0. Connect your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth music source and effortlessly stream your stored music or streaming music services.

Connect USB-C, 3.5mm and headphones
More than just a music streamer and radio, the Ruark R2 is the hub of your entire music system. With a 3.5mm analogue input, you can connect a CD player or turntable (equipped with phonostage and suitable cables). For a direct connection with your Hi-Res player, smartphone or computer, there’s also a USB-C connection for playback and charge. For listening in private, a headphone socket is also included.

Easy control, with Rotodial
At the centre of the R2 Mk4, you’ll find Ruark’s signature control system – Rotodial. This intuitive control system groups all the functions together and makes it easy to switch between sources, change the volume, change tracks and more. Alternatively, there’s the UNDOK app for smartphone control. As a further cost option, Ruark supply a dedicated R2 mk4 remote control.

Premium finishes
As you’d expect from this high-end audio brand, the Ruark R2 is finished to the highest standards. Whether you choose Espresso or Light Cream, the deep lacquer finish stands out from the crowd. This is complemented by the full colour, bonded glass display and light or dark wood, slatted speaker grille.

Compact and stylish but still serious about sound, the Ruark R2 Mk4 hits the right note every time.

Ruark
Smart Features
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Aux Input
Yes (3.5mm)
Bluetooth
Yes
DLNA Compliant
Yes
Headphone Output
Yes
USB
Yes (USB-C)
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
2 years
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
55 - 20,000
Loudness Control
Yes
Power Output
18 watts
Power Output - Watts per CH
10 - 29
Tone Controls
Yes
Features
Alarm/Clock
Yes
Internet Radio Services
Yes
Number Of Presets
8 Per Mode (FM/DAB/Internet Radio)
Power Supply
Mains
Text Display
Yes
Tuner Radio
Internet/DAB/FM
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
5-10
Power Consumption - Standby
1.6
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
340 x 185 x 150
Weight
Weight (KG)
2.9
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks fantastic sounds better I have been looking to dip my toe in the Ruark world for a while, a new WFH job gave me just the excuse to make a start. First off it's packaged beautifully, with a cloth bag (don't throw it away) to keep it safe. Setting up is a doddle, hook it up to your network and you have all the streaming services you need at your fingertips, plus DAB. What strikes me is that without any fussing it sounds fantastic. It talks the talk and walks the walk. I went for the walnut finish and it simply looks the mustard. I've not played around with it too much yet, but I've had no issues at all. Given I was a disenfranchised Sonos/Alexa owner this has made me so happy. No asking 5 times to play something, no worries about network connections. Using the rotary dial makes me smile every time. If you like me are dithering....go and do it. You won't regret it and I will be adding more to the house!
Date published: 2024-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruark R2 MK4 This radio is great with dialogue but with music it is superb.Its like hearing a mini hifi system !
Date published: 2024-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dissapointing sound with speech on DAB There is no doubt that this is a beautifully made and gorgeous radio. The sound is very good when listening to music but listening to speech radio, which is what I do mostly, the amount of uncontrolled sibilance is hugely distracting, I understand this is predominantly a broadcast issue but the lack of EQ means this can’t be easily minimised,; my 20 year old Roberts RD5 does a better job. Other than that, eight presets aren’t enough (especially for internet radio stations), the remote should have Recall/Save presets and up/down presets rather than just four. The lack of additional streaming options has been easily solved by adding a spare WiiM mini to the line-in which works brilliantly. Overall mixed.
Date published: 2024-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought the R2 Mk4 as I already have a Ruark R1 that I am really pleased with. Ruark products are very easy to use, have great features and look good as well. I didn’t even consider buying anything else.
Date published: 2024-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super sounding radio My wife and I do not listen to music in the same way. This is something we both love that is not a compromise. Her taste in aesthetics mine re sound quality. We actually bought another for our bedroom, super to drift off to music to on a timer or wake up to as an alarm.
Date published: 2024-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound and with a Remote (Extra) it's sorted ! Now in use daily and it's fine plus it also sounds nice which is important to me ! I use it for News and occasionally browse through the other stations but to be honest there are far to many and so I'm back to the News ! I think it said 70 odd stations found when setting up - Which is NOT the most obvious task and I had to try a few times to get it all sorted ! Four Stars as I have now also bought a Ruark Remote (Separate Purchase) which saves me having to move which is great but wish it had more than 4 Preset Stations - Hence the Browse mode (Using the Remote)
Date published: 2024-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value for money. Bought this first ruark r2 for my mom. Will buy another one for myself.
Date published: 2024-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Musical Investment I brought this to replace an ageing R2 that I have had since 2008 and have not been disappointed. The tone is different to the R2, having a crisper clearer sound, but it does lose some of the warmth of the older unit. I use it as a radio and the speaker for my desktop computer, and enjoy the quality from both sources. I also like having the internet radio available without having to turn the computer on anymore. I bought a graded cream unit; the case and fascia are pristine with no visible blemishes at all. All in all, a fantastic purchase that I am glad I made.
Date published: 2024-06-08
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